Too many times the focus of most homeowners is on the interiors of the house – oftentimes neglecting how great it would be for the exteriors to look awesome as well. The same effort should be put in for the outsides of the house, as one would put in for the aesthetics inside. That’s why we’ll be tackling here 5 tips that you can put to use when planning to beautify your house’s exteriors.
Tip #1: Paint with beautiful colors.
That’s right, painting your exteriors with the color you like will do wonders in making it look nice. You can either go for simple, minimal colors – or put in a combination of colors that complement each other well. A good rule of thumb is to keep the number of colors to a minimum – you definitely won’t go wrong when you subscribe to this principle. But if you have an eye for design and arts, you may just get away with more colors as long as it’s done in good taste. It’s your home though, it’s your property, so the decision is definitely up to you.
Tip #2: Install new roofing.
Installing a new roof will hugely improve the visual profile of your house. Without a doubt, this will not be inexpensive, but will be worth it as the roof is a big part of your home’s exterior. Homeowners should also realize that having new roofing will protect houses from the elements, so it’s actually a good investment as it helps in preservation of the overall structure. With this kind of project, you may have to plan this in advance to set aside sufficient budget for this purpose. But probably during your annual inspection, especially if you see that the roof is no longer in good condition, then you may have no choice but to do the replacement as soon as possible.
Tip #3: Garage door replacement.
A dominant part of a home’s facade, garage doors can be a big factor in reviving its overall look and feel. So whether it is due for repair, or maybe for replacement – the soonest you work on it to get it functional and aesthetically pleasing, the sooner you’ll also see improvements on the general appearance of your house. So include this in your plan when beautifying your home, you’ll surely not regret it. With an array of designs available, you’ll have lots of options depending on your preference. You may also want to consult your family so you’ll get other inputs to make a better decision.
Tip #4: Create a stunning walkway.
The path that leads to your front door can be remodeled so that when people come and visit, they’ll quickly appreciate the beauty of your home even when they haven’t gone inside yet. So how do you go about it? Well, you’ll have to prepare to do a bit of work as you’ll probably be excavating the area affected, removing rocks, debris and old landscaping materials. Work involved includes plotting the pathway, installing borders, probably adding weed block, etc. With the pavers or stepping stones of your choice, you can make the pathway stand out. Then you can further decorate the walkway by placing plants on the sides, which makes the area look alive and fresh.
Tip #5: Having some more fun with plants.
Yes, we’ve talked about putting plants in pathways. But the use of plants really deserves its own section, because it can be a low-cost way of beautifying homes – and if artfully done, can be used in a variety of ways in landscaping projects. Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, there are plants of different colors, shapes and sizes, all serving different purposes. There are also potted plants that can make it easy for you to experiment until you get the right effect you want – or perhaps move them from one place to another to change effect quickly. Also, worthy of consideration is the use of artificial grass – you’ll be surprised by the flexibility you’ll have when using this, as well as how ‘real’ it can appear as it blends with your other landscape components.
Use these 5 exterior-beautifying tips to spark more ideas that will make your home even more lovely, unique and awe-inspiring. You deserve it, so does your family, and your friends as well – and you owe it to your house to make it as beautiful as it can be.